The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors has voted unanimously to add Spring Valley resident Robert Klaiber to its Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC), an 11-member volunteer group formed last year to oversee and monitor expenditures relating to a voter-approved bond measure that will help finance future capital improvement projects at Grossmont Hospital.
Klaiber, who previously had been serving as an alternate ICBOC member, will serve in place of Patrick Donnelly, a corporate administrative contracting officer for the federal government, who recently resigned from the ICBOC after relocating to Belgium to take a job supporting overseas U.S. military installations.
An East County resident since 1960, Klaiber is a retired banker and long-time volunteer with the Grossmont Hospital Auxiliary. After a career in the financial and banking industry that began in 1954, he retired in November 1992 as vice president of corporate facilities with Wells Fargo Bank.
On the ICBOC, Klaiber will serve on the group’s construction subcommittee. Ernest Ewin, ICBOC chairman, has formed four subcommittees, including Audit, Communications, Construction and Finance. ICBOC members include East County residents experienced in project management, large-scale construction operations and finance. In addition, they include representatives from Sharp Grossmont Hospital, as well as designees from the San Diego County Labor Council and San Diego County Taxpayers Association. Ewin, president of Ewin & Associates, a consulting firm, has served two terms on the La Mesa City Council, most recently since 2002. He previously served for three years as chairman of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Proposition “R” Citizens Bond Oversight Committee.
The 11-member ICBOC began meeting last year following the approval of Proposition “G,” a $247 million bond measure. The GHD-sponsored Prop. “G” measure, which appeared on the June 2006 ballot, was approved by East County voters by more than 77 percent, well above the two-thirds required.
ICBOC activities can be reviewed at a community website, http://icboc.gafcon.net, or visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org, and then click the “Prop. G Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee” icon. Available on the website are minutes from previous Committee meetings, meeting agendas, bylaws, annual workplans, reports, memos and presentations.
The next ICBOC meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at Grossmont Hospital. The public is invited to attend.
The Grossmont Healthcare District is a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego's East County region. Formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital, the District serves as landlord of the hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings on behalf of local taxpayers. In 1991, the District leased the hospital's operation to Sharp Healthcare under a 30-year lease that runs through the year 2021. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent nearly 500,000 people residing within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County. For more information about GHD, visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.
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